The Fifties

The Fifties by David Halberstam 0449909336 9780449909331
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The Fiftiesis a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but also of Harley Earl, who put fins on cars; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc, who mass-produced the American hamburger; Kemmons Wilson, who placed his Holiday Inns along the nations roadsides; U-2 pilot Gary Francis Powers; Grace Metalious, who wrote Peyton Place; and Goody Pincus, who led the team that invented the Pill. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Author: David Halberstam

Language: English

Edition: 1st Ballantine Edition, Jun 1994

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 816

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 1994-05-10


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